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From Tomahawks to Telescopes

James B. Breckinridge, Alec M. Pridgeon, and Donald E. Osborn

in With Stars in Their Eyes: The Extraordinary Lives and Enduring Genius of Aden and Marjorie Meinel

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190915674
eISBN:
9780197621264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915674.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the genealogy of Aden Baker Meinel and Marjorie Pettit Meinel. Aden Meinel’s roots are in Klingenthal in southeastern Germany, but the earliest discovered records extend only to ... More


Black Sun, Black Rain

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In the myth, Icarus flies too close to the sun, the wax holding his wings together melts, and he falls into the sea and drowns. Two forms of reverse-Icarus with equally dire results are examined: the ... More


Star-Studded Cinema

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Cinema is considered through electromagnetic propagation in projected and transmitted light in Alexander Graham Bell’s attempt to listen to storms on the sun using his photophone; through the ... More


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